06 June 2007

The Ballroom - Preparing For The Millennium (1966)

Quality: 3.5 out of 5
Trip-O-Meter: 3 out of 5

I discussed this slab of Curt Boettcher produced sunshine pop in my very first posting. I didn't, however, provide a posting for the tunes. So here it is. Along with a short recap of the review:

This disc presents the Boettcher-led Ballroom's rejected LP. It's a not-bad collection of sunshine pop with a few slight hints of psychedelia. Think of it as a second rate Mamas and Papas. The first two tracks, "Spinning, Spinning, Spinning" and "Love's Fatal Way" are worthwhile am radio style pop, and there is the great tune "Would You Like To Go," which Sagittarius later reused. It's here in a mono mix (as this album is in mono). Another Sagittarius track present here is "Musty Dusty." Unfortunately, this ultra-syrupy ode to childhood was by far my least favorite track on Sagittarius' Present Tense, and it remains so here.

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The Millennium/The Ballroom- Magic Time

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